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Doug's 1 9 years as Business Manager have seen some incred- 
ible times: fire, two economic recessions, and supreme generos- 
ity of spirit. Doug, his wife Rita, and children Patsy, and Patrick, 
enjoyed living on campus for a time, participating as integral 
members of the Hilltop community. 

Doug may certainly review his accomplishments with professional 
pride, and bask in the warmth of collegial recognition, conclud- 
ing his life of service as Chairman of the Canadian Association 
of Independent Schools Business Manager's Conference. 

Best wishes to our friend Doug, upon his retirementl 

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Isaac Williamson 
J.E. (Tim) Benson 
Stewart (W.E.) Henderson 

Brian Blackstock 
Bruce Foster 
Brian E. Purdy 
David C. Rogers 







John Coppa 
Guy T. Gausby 
John C. Renwick 



Edward S. Bell 
J.E. (Tim) Benson 
Brian Blackstock 
Dixon S. Chant 
Marilyn Church 
Sheldon H. Clark 
John Coppa 
Gail Davies 
Virgina Dawson 
David Fidani 
Bruce Foster 
Guy T. Gausby 
Stewart Henderson 
Kathleen Hertzberg 
Barbara Horvath 
B.W. (Barney) Jackson 
Alvin H. Jewell 
Donald R. Laitin 

Ronald 0. Moore 
Dorothy Muma 
Jamie MacRae 
Margaret McCaffrey 
Keith G. McLaren 
Rosemary McMechan 
W.C. (Bill) McMechan 
Brian E. Purdy 
John Renwick 
Allan D. Rogers 
David C. Rogers 
Jack T. Rutherford 
Philip A. Smith 
Isaac Williamson 
Jane Zavitz-Bond 
Daniel H. Zavitz 
Martha Laing 


VOL 68 JUNE 1995 


Dedication I 

Headmaster's Message 4 

Christmas at P.C 20 

Montreal Trip 22 

P.C. Arts 28 

P.C. Pals 36 

Faculty and Staff 40 

Farewell Profiles 49 

Fall Sports 50 

Winter Sports 58 

Special Events 65 

Spring Sports 74 

Academic Portraits S6 

Graduating Class 108 

Graduating Ceremony I 1 6 

Valedictorian Address 120 

Front Cover: Jamie MacRae 

Yearbook Staff: Kristy Carthew, William Teare, Kevin Hogg, Monika Geleziu- 
nas, Alethea Dillette, Alphie Bullard, Stephanie Branston, Bo- 
lade Oshodi, David Cassar, Heather Ward, John Trueman, Sar- 
ah Warburton. 

Faculty Advisor: Dean A. Gessie. 

Photographers: Lu Taskey, Ken Tsui, Eric Tang and Dean Gessie. 







My 23 years at Pickering College 
as teacher, counsellor, coach, duty 
master, and director of drama, friend 
to colleagues and generations of stu- 
dents, and Headmaster have been won- 
derful and rewarding in spite of, and 
because of, the terrific challenges that 
have been offered and met. 

The four Pillars . . . Faith, Freedom, 
Friendship, and Fun ... do, indeed, 
still stand. Our school has weathered 
fire and tempests, has withstood chal- 
lenging economic times and the resul- 
tant assault on full enrollment and 
salary increments. Students, teachers, 
and staff have significantly changed 
with the years and the changing times. 
Yet, the Pillars stand, healthy, strong, 
dignified and inspiringly symbolic of 
the stability and good health of our 

school. The truth of Khahli Gibran's 
statement . . . "Work is love made vis- 
ible", is reflected in the work and love 
that created the Pillars, literally and 

Joe McCulley (Headmaster 1 927 to 
1 947) in his farewell in the Voyageur 
1947 stated a purposeful balance be- 
tween global awareness, a world recov- 
ering from and being the victim of 
World War II, and the promise of Pick- 
ering College to the students of that 
day. Joe's faith in youth was deep, his 
appreciation of his faculty and staff a 
matter of record, and his gratitude to 
the Chairman, Samuel Rogers, and the 
Board deep and personal. Joe con- 
cluded with this heartfelt statement: 

"To the glorious task of helping to 
develop young men of faith, of com- 
petence and of courage, Pickering 
College has been seen, and will re- 
main committed." 

Robert E.K. Rourke (Headmaster 
1 947 to 1 953) spent 26 years on the 
Hilltop. Bob spoke about "the ups and 
downs, the successes and failures of 
those fine years." In his time, Bob re- 
flected . . . 

"The school is better now than it ever 
was, yet not as good as it will surely 
be." . . . (Voyageur 1953). Bob 
Rourke fulfilled his part in the journey 
of leading our school. 

Harry M. Beer (Headmaster 1953 
to 1978) achieved in his farewell mes- 
sage that sense of grace and style for 
which he was noted. The inclusion of 
his wife, Betty, his immediate and close 
colleagues, and his vision for Canadian 
education were most considerate and 
thoughtful. Harry became the "Dean" 
of Canadian Headmasters. He was able 
to host the last of the Canadian Head- 
masters' Association annual confer- 
ences around the theme ". . . the 
independent school and its concern for 
four basic areas of Canadian Education: 
student responsibility, culture, national 
unity and religion." As to the future, 
Harry went on to write in the Voya- 
geur 1978: 

"In the era now to begin I foresee 
new and better ways of implement- 
ing the old philosophy, a fresh vi- 
gor emerging from a new regime 
which will inspire both staff and stu- 
dents to bring closer the vision we 
have for our school . . ." 

In saying farewell, I would ask 
the people of Pickering College to 
be mindful of certain attitudes which 
reflect the essence of what has been 
built in this place: believing in good 
potential of the young; helping 
young people believe in themselves; 
encouraging a student to pursue his 
education to the fullest despite ob- 
stacles; leading a young person to 
develop his/her own faith and to 
practice it and, finally, inspiring a 
youth to understand that his fellow 
man needs his love and service. 

Harry M. Beer spent 50 years, half 
a century, as student, tutor, teacher 
and administrator. He truly was a dis- 
ciple of the promise that the best of 
a new school opened under the leader- 
ship of Joe McCulley had to offer. 
Harry responded to the challenges and 
opportunities of Pickering College by 
enrolling his three sons and by living 
with his family on the campus. He lived 
with the school from its new beginnings 
in 1 927, through the transition years 
to a period of relative calm when he 
handed over leadership in 1978. 

Joe, Bob and Harry make it easy to 
say "thank you!" Thank you for the 
vision and the inspiration. I actually 
met and knew as friends my predeces- 
sors. Thank you for the opportunity 
to make practical high ideals through 
every day living with young people. 

Since 1978, the entire school has 
been renovated or replaced or ex- 
panded! Co-education and a Lower 
school have been introduced as essen- 
tial to the future life and health of the 
Pickering College of the 2 I st century. 
Student achievements have been rec- 
ognized in the form of the Honour So- 
ciety dinners, term by term athletic 
luncheons and banquets, a formal grad- 
uation ceremony, and the inclusion of 
a terrific Junior Faculty program and 
student teacher resource. 

Many of the eradle-to-the-grave 
thoughts and practical expressions have 
been encouraged by the present ad- 
ministrative team. The academic cur- 
riculum has been restyled to meet new 
Ministry of Education and Training re- 
quirements and present student needs. 
The athletic program and co-curricular 
program have seen significant shifts in 
student participation for the good of 
all. There is every reason to know that 
the school has been transmitted, "not 
only not less, but greater, better, and 
more beautiful than it was transmitted 
to us." 

Pickering College is in good hands and 
the future for our students looks bright. 
May God bless this great school. 

Sheldon H. Clark 
May 16, 1995. 

In looking to the future, we look to 
a time of peace and justice in the world. 
A future when there is no more war 
or limited violent conflict, but a globe 
of United Nations helping each other 
fulfill fair and honorable human desti- 
nies. Respect for the individual is fun- 
damental and individual respect for the 
global community is essential. 

To the people of Pickering in the next 
generation of leadership, the "glorious 
task of helping develop young (peo- 
ple) of faith, of competence, of courage 
. . ." is ever present. "The school is 
better now than it ever was". And, we 
still need to learn new ways of "lead- 
ing (young people) to develop (their) 
faith and to practise it." (Joe McCul- 
ley, Bob Rourke, Harry Beer). 

I have loved the people of Pickering. 
I have enjoyed the challenges of help- 
ing young people reach closer to ma- 
turity. I have welcomed the opportunity 
to marry my spiritual world view as 
a Quaker to the practical demands re- 
quired to operate a school. I have been 
humbled by the catholicity of demands 
that time, circumstances and emotions 
have produced. Each person and each 
task has inspired thoughtful, consider- 
ate care. I have truly been rewarded 
by seeing others enabled to do their 

The insignia of our school captures 
in graphic design the vision for us: our 
founding date ( 1 842), the open Bible, 
the lamp of learning, the laurel wreath 
of victory and the motto: Bene Provisa 
Principia Ponantur "(let good founda- 
tions be provided"). My loving imper- 

















Crowd jostles for position. Look closely: they're on thin ice! 

BOOKER'S RUN is an annual P.C event. The 
whole school assembles at Fairy Lake and runs the 
perimeter as fast as they can (or so the theory goes). 
The weather this year was dry and cool, ideal con- 

Mr. Keith McLaren, or "Booker" as he was af- 
fectionately known, shared his starter's pistol with 
Mr. Clark. The majority of the school body sup- 
plied an excellent effort and were rewarded with 
good times and loud cheers. The winners of the race 
in each category are as follows: (Congratulations!) 

Grade 4: 

Tyler McMaster 
Matt Mulhall 
Steven Nemecz 
Matt Greco 

Grade 6: 

1 . Rob Campione 

2. Adrian Bennett 

3. Matt Barbuto 

Grade 5: 

1 . Jason Carmichael 

2. Travis McMaster 

3. Andrew Plow 

4. Josh Measures 

Grade 7: 

1 . Mike Anschuetz 

2. Natalie Reichenberger 

3. Drew Hoffmann 



1 . Scott Cowling Blue 

2. Nick Harper Silver 

3. James Lewandowski Silver 

4. Eric Loeffler Blue 


1 . Gonzalo Soto 

2. Kyle Noonan 

3. Ryan Harminder 

4. Kevin Ko 


1 . Jaime Douglass 

2. Amir Pirnia 

3. Greg Hutchinson 

4. Kevin Kim 





Every term, a distinguished group of stu- 
dents is given recognition for its academic 
achievements. The recognition is called the 
Headmaster's List and membership into the 
Pickering Honour Society is celebrated by 
a reception at the Headmaster's house and 
an extra special buffet dinner. Two paths lead 
to the Headmaster's List: honour results 
and/or honour effort. 

The basis for selection is: 

a) An overall average of 80% with no mark 

The Headmaster's List for this term includes: 

below 60% and no effort rating below 3. 
b) No mark less than 60% with no effort rat- 
ing below 2. 

The fall term banquet is only representa- 
tive of the first half of the term but it usually 
indicates who is excelling in their studies. New 
to the Canadian education system, Alethea 
Dilette from the Bahamas was quick to say, 
"It was a privilege to be inducted into the 
society first go-round." 

Nicole Benke 
Michael Bottcher 
Stephanie Branston 
Joseph Chan 
Joanna Chen 
Oscar Chen 
Scott Cowling 
Nicholas Dargus 
Alethea Dillette 
Ian Dutschek 
Blair Ferguson 
Alexander Gabor 
Shafin Haji 
Johnathon Harper 
Eric Hsu 

Christine Jaeggi 
Gabriella Johnson 
Gordon Kee 
Kyra Kujanpaa 
Lok Man Lai 
Victor Liu 
Eric Loeffler 
Danielle Lu 
Albert Ma 
Lily Ma 
Rosie Ma 
Tom Mastorakos 
Emily Measures 
Mike Morgan 

Sarah-Jane Morrison 
Tomoko Onishi 
David Plow 
Alex Prokoudine 
Monica Seto 
Jenny Sussman 
Thomas Tarn 
Alan Tao 
Mark Ter Stal 
John Trueman 
Ken Tsui 
Patrick Turner 
Ryan Turner 
Johnson Wong 

Danielle Lu cannot believe her luck to have made 
the Honours List. 

^Pi • Akira and Greg practise stupid food tricks for the Letterman show. 

Pretty intense burgers, eh? 

Teamwork at Pickering! 





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Are you O.K.? Are you O.K.? 

Mark works on his apple or is it a PC? 

Hopeless! (or) Bradd Barrett dresses down for the party. 


Pumpkin sculptors hard at work. 

What do these tools do? 

Ooo-ie goo-ie good! 




After a big meal at P.C 







On Monday, the 24 th of October, 
1994 the 50th anniversary of the lib- 
eration of the Netherlands by the Allies 
- which involved a large Canadian con- 
tingent - was commemorated. 

Mrs. Downer, with a great deal of as- 
sistance from one of TVO's producers, 
Ted Barris, organized the event. The two- 
hour event was taped by the TVO net- 
work. It began with two guest speakers: 
Bruce Evans of the First Hussar, who was 
involved in the liberation of Holland, and 
Ann Pompili, who was a thirteen year 
old girl during the period of occupation. 

Thereafter, the students were allowed 
to ask questions. The second segment 
of the event was the planting of one hun- 
dred and fifty tulip bulbs for which Mrs. 
Downer had wrote to Ottawa, to the 
National Capital Commission. 

The eighth-graders were the only par- 
ticipants because it was in connection 
to a class project they were undertaking. 

Mrs. Downer said, "The event was very 
successful because it made the war more 
realistic for them." 

The event was aired on "Inside Edu- 
cation" on the TVO network two weeks 

"The event was very successful because it 
made the war more realistic for the students. 



How appropriate. 

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For a significant number of hardy, 
young Pickering students, the February 
long weekend was spent in the freezing 
cold city of Montreal. Despite the snow 
storms, plenty was eaten and 'drunk' and 
a great time was had by all. Planned group 
activities included visiting the Notre Dame 
Cathedral and taking over a local Chinese 
restaurant for the night. Evening entertain- 
ment involved visiting places of varying 
respectability so that the many different 
sides of Montreal were experienced by 

Despite Akira being stranded at the ho- 
tel on the day of departure, the trip was 
a huge success! Thank you to everyone 
involved with organising the trip, espe- 
cially John Lockyer for bravely chaperon- 
ing the group. 


'To ski or not to ski" ... the Fool. 



Oscar and Vincent charm with their flutes. 

Renee, Lisa and Christina want RESPECT. 

Meghan 'amazed' us. 

Astonishing, remarkable, sensational, are 
the only words which can describe TALENT 
SHOW '95. This year, Pickering College 
brought back an old tradition which proved 
to be a success. Within the confines of the 
stage, instruments were buzzing gently as the 
curtain call drew near; singers were warming 
up and the aerobics club was stretching. 
Ready. Set. Go! The show had started. The 
eclectic program was underway. They say 
less is more when it comes to being a master 
of ceremonies. For those who saw the show, 
they know that isn't my philosophy! 

Tom Mastorakos . . . Master of Ceremonies 

The X-men could not mask their talent. 



Gord Mitchell does what he does best: making music! 

Godfrey says, "No sex before marriage. 






From early in the morning to lat 
at night, the door to Pickering's musi 
department is always open. Ably I 
by Mr. Mitchell, the music prograi 
in its seventh year of running, h 
reached its most exciting and hecti 
stage ever. The school has three choir 
four bands and a percussion clinic o 
erating throughout the week, aimin 
to excel in the Independent School 
Music Festival. Although not a 
petition, the concert held at Ro 
Thompson Hall during April for ovi 
sixty P.C. students is the big event 
the year. The performance promi 
to be highly polished and a great 
perience, especially for those strivin 
for musical careers in the future 




This year, the help of Miss Anne 
'ickworth and Mr. Scott Keelty has 
>een invaluable to Mr. Mitchell, the 
eacher whose taste in ties is almost 
is impressive as the talent he brings 
>ut in others! Over the last two years, 
he generous gifts from the Athletic 
Committee • including a new drum set 
ind money towards a stereo system 

are much appreciated; yet, the pro- 
pect of better facilities next year is eag- 
•rly awaited. 

Despite being hidden in the base- 
nent of the school where it is unknown 
o some, the future of music looks 
)right; as Mr. Mitchell says, "this year 
s the best year ever, and I can only 
:ee things getting better." 


Mitchell practises his ac- 
cordian! Christina and 
Nicole play a beautiful 
duet on the flute. Oscar 
and Vincent: To err is 
human, to flute is divine! 
Meghan White, virtuoso 
on the violin. Godfry's 
voice: immaculate! Mr. 
Mitchell's trumpet pro- 
teges. Gavin creates 
beautiful music on his 
clarinet. Nick and Dave: 
Where there's a saxa- 
phone, can there be jazz 
far behind? 






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Miss Turner looks depressed, yet dignified. 

What a Hero! 

What an evil man! (A terrific guy, really!) 

The curtains opened, the lights went up, 
and the play began! This year, the Drama 
Society headed by Mr. Wood was very ac- 
tive, performing several entertaining plays 
during the year in the Joseph McCulley room. 
The first play was presented in the fall term, 
a silly one-act melodrama titled "Foiled by 
an Innocent Maid". It proved a success; the 
long hours of rehearsal by the actors and the 
hard work of the stage crew won the 
audience's enthusiastic applause. 

The play centered around the "tragedy" 
of Rachel Follansbee (Jennifer Turner), whose 
only daughter had recently died, and whose 
widowed son-in-law and infant 'angel' grand- 
child were now also presumed dead, victims 
of a terrible train crash. At the curtain's rise, 
her aged mother (Danielle Trueman), and her 
trusted friend Maude ( Renee Pape) are help- 
ing her to weep buckets of tears! Enter the 
'innocent maid'. Faith Hopewell, charmingly 
played by Roz Chaplin, who was witness to 
the train wreck and now carries in her arms 
a wee, precious bundle, one that moves and 
cries! But the villainous Ferguson Longfellow, 
played to the hilt by Mr. Colefield, comes 
sneaking about. He has designs upon Faith's 
precious wee bundle, whom he knows to be 
the infant heir to the Follansbee fortune. 

Gadzooks, we need a hero and we need 
him quick! Enter Jimmy the delivery boy, 
played most nobly by Ian Dutschek, who 
saves the day by thwarting the villain's das- 
tardly designs. Curses to the bad guy! Hur- 
ray for faith and innocence! 

Need we mention that hero and maid fall 
in love, and that everyone lives happily ever 


Grieving for lost loved ones! 


Please, kiss me like you mean it 

The second play of the evening was a one 
ct farce entitled, "The GREAT WESTERN 
/IELODRAMA", written by Florence Hunt- 
lgton Morris and directed by Noreen Walms- 
jy. The play opened with the master of 
eremonies (Tom Mastorakos) apologizing in 
dvance for possible difficulties with the play 
s a result of an illness that had overtaken 
ie cast. Props, lighting and sound people 
ushed in at the last minute to fill the roles 
ather than canceling the show, supposedly. 
)f course, this was all part of the fun and 
vhat followed was a combination of farce, 
lapstick and melodrama. The zany story 
entered around the dainty Daisy McSkew 
dayed by the school 'jock', Doug Griffiths 
ind her (His?) love for the sentimental poet, 
ilbert Fearless, played by Christy Cousineau. 
Christina Hogg portrayed the pipe smoking 
^Irs. McSkew and Graydon Tisdall was her 
)bnoxious husband. Oswald Slugfest (Sandy 
Davis), the limp wristed local hero, was Mr. 
vkSkew's choice for his dainty daughter but 
Daisy loved only Filbert. The action heated 
jp when escaped killer Two Gun Percy (God- 
rey Lau) arrived on the scene and attempted 
o win Daisy, who was easily two feet taller 
han him. The audience roared as props went 
nissing, clothes ripped, and breasts exploded. 
Mo, not serious theatre but definitely SERI- 

It's a match made in heaven. 

Courtship, or the art of levity. 

He's my man! 


Eager to spill my mind 

on paper 

Complicated thoughts 

no dictionary helps 

how do I say a feeling of 

a thousand swirls 

in words? 

If only I could paint. 

- Christum Hogg 


• ■ * 

A true wish comes once in a lifetime; 

it's that wish that goes out with 
the birthday cake candles, 

the wish that drowns with the 
penny in the fountain at the mall, 

the one that gets lost with a 
good-luck-charm in the move. 

Or maybe it's gone because 

you knew it would never happen. 

- Chris una Hogg 

and the Seven Soldiers 

Once upon a time in the year 2020, a hovercraft was flying 
over World War III A missile shot it down and it went down 
on top of a crew of Canadian soldiers 

The only people that escaped were the seven left in the 
Canadian Army Meanwhile, a really pretty girl crawled out of 
the hovercraft and wandered into the Mad King's territory, she 
asked a soldier for the nearest hovercraft station. The soldier 
snickered and chuckled "Go straight to the nearest bomb 
shelter and ask for the Mad King." 

Well, Snow White was really out of it so she started to walk 
and she didn't even know that a war was going on so she just 
walked on As soon as she got in the shelter, a hoard of 
masked men with all sorts of guns surrounded her and barked, 
"What's your business here 9 " Snow White answered, "I need 
to see the Mad King." "Follow us!" the guards ordered. 

Snow White started to follow, but she wandered off. She 
wandered into the messenger dove's room All of a sudden, a 
guard came in and started yelling at her Snow White quickly 
wrote a note, put it on a dove, and set the dove free. 

As the seven soldier's hut, the dove flew in and landed on 
Jason's head Jason yelled "NOT THE HAIR!!!" Zack picked 
the dove and took the note out off its leg and read "Please 
help me, I'm at the Mad King's bomb shelter. P.S. Hurry! 
Love, Snow White." 

"Well let's go save the lady 1 " hollered Josh So they loaded up 
on grenades, missile launchers, magazines, guns, and even 
knives. They charged out the door singing "Hi ho, it's off to 
work we go With hand grenades and razor blades hi ho, hi 
ho, hi ho, hi ho " 

They cleared out enemy grounds and started destroying the 
guards As soon as they got in the bomb shelter, they were 
attacked by many guards Dave threw a grenade and it blew 
most of them sky high! They stomped over all the bodie* but 
Stephen kicked them out of the way All of a sudden, Alex 
sensed something He turned around and shot a missile into a 
guy with a bazooka behind them. 

Mike and Josh thanked him for saving their lives The seven 
of them walked on Finally, after killing many guards, they 
came to the Mad King's room They busted down the door 
and shot the Mad King right between the eyes with a Magnum 
574 Snow White jumped up and thanked Jason, Dave, Alex, 
John, Mike, Josh, and Zack with a kiss to all of them 

- Dave Allan 




Life is a journey, explore it. 
Life is an adventure, 

live it. 
Life is a banquet, savour it. 
Life is sadness, fain strength 

from it. 
Life is a challenge, meet it. 
Life is an experience, learn 

from it. 
Life is uncertainty, face it. 
Life is love, embrace it. 
Life is short, 

don't waste it. 

- Christina Hogg 


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Why did you have 
To get a ride from his dad? 
Why did you have to go? 
Even that makes me sad! 

What is it in life. 

That compels people to dr... 

To drink, to laugh, 

To ruin life for you. 

What is it in life, 
That compels people to dr... 
To drive into a bridge, 
And then you leave me. 


One day there were three little 
pigs One named Jim which was 
the pig that never agrees with any- 
one, he was short and skinny One named 
Spam which was short and very fat, and 
one named Jack. Jack was the brains of 
the three pigs The pigs were playing in 
their jazz bar which was made out of hay, 
when a wolfnamedBigBadcameby Big 
Bad was tall, skinny, and stupid. He 
wanted to go in and play with the pigs. 
He walked in and the pigs kicked him out. 
Big Bad got so angry so he huffed and 
puffed and he blew and blew The bar fell 
down and everybody ran away 

Big Bad saw the wood jazz bar down the 
street He walked in The pigs kicked 
him out again. He huffed and he puffed 
and he blew and blew The bar didn't 
budge this time So, he took out his hedge 
clippers and he clipped the bar down. 
Everyone ran away 

Big Bad saw the third 
bar which was made of steel. He 
knew they would kick him out a third time, 
so he huffed and he puffed and he blew 
On the first blow he knew it wouldn't 
work He walked away thinking of a plan 
to get inside He got an idea He grabbed 
an old box he had been hiding for a few 
years Inside the box was dynamite. The 
wolf decided to light the away from the 
steel bar so the pigs wouldn't see him. 
While he was running the dynamite ex- 
ploded in his hands and he died. The pigs 
came out to see what the BOOM was all 

The day after the pigs heard jazz music 
being played from the ground The pigs 
knew what had happened to the wolf so 
they played along 

- David ter Stal 

Tell me what I have to do 
Should I be mad? 
Tell me what I have to do 
Should I be sad? 

I should try to understand. 
That the time has come. 
I should know, 
That you still are one\ 

I need to realize, 

That God sent for you. 

[ need to let it go! 

Tis what ! have to do\ 

I now know, what I have to do, 
brother, brother. 
I now know, what I have to do, 
my brother, my friend. 

- Sandv Davis 


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Pairings at Pickering: from the ordinary to the 


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Five of our students took up the challenge to participate in 
the United Nations Public Speaking Contest sponsored by the 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in Etobicoke on April 28th. 
The topic of the five to seven minute speeches was "what the 
United Nations means to me", and first prize was an all-expenses 
paid trip to visit the U.N. Headquarters in New York City dur- 
ing the summer. Well, in short, we did great! Tom Mastorakos, 
employing his usual well polished charm and engaging manner, 
snagged that ticket to the Big Apple by coming in first overall. 
Rosie Ma, speaking with a modest sincerity, won an Honourable 
Mention. Congratulations also to Lily Ma, Alethea Dillette, and 
Sarah-Jane Morrison for their efforts. 

C. PALS . . . P.C. PALS . . . P.C PALS . . . P.C. PALS . . . P.C. PALS 




STANDING L TO R: FRONT ROW: Dan Zavitz, Liz Clarke, Christine Monteiro-Almeida, Sarah Warburton. Andrew Wood, Norm Colefield. SECOND ROW: 
George Keltika, Dean Gessie, Maria Wolscht, Alex Seretis, Noreen Walmsley, Janet Downer, Carol Prendergast. 3RD ROW: Bradd Barrett, Hans Pape, Peter 
Sturrup, Sheldon Clark, Fran Hill, Don McCuaig. TOP ROW: Albert Wierenga, Jane Zavitz-Bond, Dan McClymont, Charles Boyd, Gord Mitchell. 


Noreen Walmsley had a dream. 
Twenty years ago, when her second 
son was a year old, she took her first 
university course. The following year, 
her third child was born and the year 
after, she became a single mother. The 
years struggled by but the dream 
stayed alive. In 1992, when she was 
43 years old, Noreen received her B.A. 
from York University. Her then teen- 
aged children shouted and applauded, 
tears of pride streaming down their 
cheeks, as their mother climbed the 
podium to receive her long awaited cer- 
tificate. The following year, Noreen re- 
ceived her T.E.S.L. (feacher of English 
as a Second Language) certificate and 
this year completed her Honours B.A. 
Spurred on over the years by a con- 
stant quest for knowledge and a burn- 
ing ambition, Noreen realized the 
dream that so many had scoffed at 
twenty years ago. 

Ms. Walmsley is the Dean of Resi- 
dence for Firth House for the 
1 995- 1 996 school year and will teach 
E.S.L. to Grades 10 through 12. We 
are proud to have her as a member 
of our teaching team. 


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ABOVE: Gord heralds the arrival of our new teach- 
ers. BELOW: Sower of seeds, reaper of the vine! 

Mrs. Almeida's previous posting 
before she came to Pickering College 
was at the Metropolitan Toronto Sep- 
arate School Board. There, she found 
a large number of children and had 
great difficulty in getting to know each 
of them individually, as she is able to 
do at Pickering. 

In the past, Mrs. Almeida was an 
occasional teacher but now, she prefers 
the stability and responsibility she is 
given here. She enjoys her role in the 
education of Pickering students. She 
has also integrated her studies with the 
other grades. The reason that she en- 
joys all this is simple: she loves chil- 
dren! They have always been a large 
part of her life. 

The only disadvantage of her move 
to Pickering is the change between 
Toronto and Newmarket. Coming from 
the hustle and bustle of a big city to 
a small town is a big adjustment; espe- 
cially travelling every morning in the 
heavy traffic. This is nothing, however, 
compared to the joy she gets from 

Mrs. Almeida praises the close-knit 
relationship that is prevalent in the 
Pickering community. The work she 
does here is very important. She intends 
to be here for a long time serving the 
only way she knows how: teaching and 
caring about children. 


Noreen Walmsley 

Albert Wierenga 

Sarah Warburton 

Danny McClymont 

Don McCuaig 

Jane Zavitz-Bond 


George Keltika 

Janet Downer 

SI AmJ Iff? 

A T»-r 

Dean Gessie 

Daniel Zauitz 

Gordon M/tchefl 

Sheldon Clark 


Rosalind Chaplin 

At the end of my last year at high school in 
England, I decided that I wanted a change before 
continuing my education at teachers 
college in Cambridge. I applied to the Gap 
Scheme and, after careful consideration, I picked 
Canada as my first choice of countries! After 
an extremely nerve racking interview, I was 
accepted into the scheme and, four months later, 
I was on my way to Pickering College! 

I arrived in September, feeling a little appre- 
hensive but looking forward to the challenge 
ahead. It took a while to settle in, but with the 
help of the faculty and students here at Pick- 
ering I soon began to feel more at home. 

Since my arrival, I've tried to squeeze in as 
much as possible and have enjoyed both my work 
and the times I've spent outside of the school. 

In the first term, I helped set up a field hockey 
team and also acted in the school play, "Foiled 
By An Innocent Maiden". Although Mr. Wood 
thought he had initially type cast me into the 
leading role, he soon found out that making me 
"demure and innocent" was going to be harder 
than he thought! I had lots of fun and, in the 
end, I felt the hard work was definitely worth 
it all! 

As the year went on, I found out about the 
thrills and spills of my job - tutoring students 
in a variety of subjects has been a great chal- 
lenge and a lot of fun, but having to take grade 
10 Business as one of many class coverages - well, 
that was a completely different kettle of fish!! 

I spent Christmas time in British Columbia sam- 
pling the amazing skiing in the Rockies and also 
the lively "apres ski" that Whistler had to offer 
- an unforgettable vacation! 

The winter term saw me trying to keep up 
with the ski team as they sped down the hills 
and did "helis" by the dozen - something I never 
did actually manage to achieve!!! 

During the winter term, I also went on a school 
trip to Montreal with some of the grade I 2 and 
OAC students, where I saw a few of the sights 
and also experienced the night life . . .! 





Victoria Chamberlain 

Other places that I've visited since I've been 
here include Kingston, Toronto (of course!) and 
Timmins, all of which have been different and 
lots of fun! 

During this last term, I helped with the first 
girls softball team, which proved to be a great 
source of entertainment, as I've never played 
the game before. 

I've made many friends since I've come to 
Canada and I will be sad to leave them all be- 
hind. Pickering has provided me with a year out 
that I will never forget and I would like to take 
this chance to thank everyone here for making 
it so memorable! 

James Sporle 

Jennifer Turner 

Jen came to us not from England, but fro 
London, Ontario. After four years at Huron Cc 
lege working on her BA(Hon), she wished to ga 
experience for teachers college. This ploy clear 
worked, as she will be attending Queen's ne 
year to get her B.Ed, with her zany dog Ml 
and two crazy cats. 

During the year, Jen kept busy with mar 
activities. We'll sure remember her stage debi 
as the weeping mother in "Foiled By An Inrv 
cent Maiden". Jen has assisted with a variel 
of lower school events ranging from Sports D: 
and Jump Rope For Heart to the Quebec trij 
She is also a founding member of the third floi 
posse and a contender for the Strictest Teachi 
of the Year Award. We have no doubt that hi 
photocopying skill is unparallelled in this ur 
verse, and wish her luck in the future. 


Jonathan Eggar 

laving spent most of my life in the south of 
E;land and the last five years at Wellington 
C lege, I decided that it was time to see a bit 
othe world and gain some new experiences 
b ore heading to university. Being in Canada 
a dickering has certainly given me the oppor- 
ti ity to achieve this, and even though I am 
ii'anada, I feel like I have experienced the cul- 
ti ?s of many countries due to the diverse stu- 
d it body. Seeing school life from the other side 

:he fence has also been a very enlightening 
e >erience. 

Cithin two weeks of arriving in Canada, Dan 
h Clymont had managed to convince three of 
u "Limeys" that it would be fun to jump out 
can aircraft \0000 feet up in the sky. So off 
* went one sunny Saturday morning to the 

1 ^market drop zone. It was only when we got 
tire that we were told about the lady whose 
p achute hadn't opened a few weeks earlier! ! 

I the end of the day, we were all in one piece 
ai had thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 

Mter this exhilarating start to the year, real- 
it hit us and I found myself tutoring maths, 
c ering classes as teachers disappeared to meet- 
ii s and sport events, helping in the library and 
caching sports. The fall term saw me coaching 

I I soccer with James, which was a fun experi- 
e:e working with such a lively bunch of stu- 
c its. During the winter term, I was helping with 
t ski team, which was a great experience and 
a;ood way to improve on my skiing. My at- 
Ijipt at snowboarding caused great amusement, 
ad I think I shall stick to using two planks in 
It future rather then one. 

Anne Pickworth 

After graduating from high school in Eng- 
land, I was ready for a break from study. 
So "why come to Pickering College?" you 
may ask. Well, P.C. gave me a chance to 
view schooling from another perspective. I 
was blessed with the freedom of a parent-free 
environment, in a new and exciting country. 

My most noted contributions to P.C. were 
probably those to the music department. I 
taught the grade 9 and 10 less advanced- 
classes and observed considerable improve- 
ment as the year progressed. I was also part 
of the wind band and jazz band, both of which 
I thoroughly enjoyed. My sporting activities in- 
cluded field hockey (which was a great suc- 
cess!?!), tennis and softball. Within school, when 
I was not occupied by my busy schedule or 
watching the Jerry Springer show, I may have 
been tootling on the piano, or maybe even do- 
ing the occasional crossword puzzle! 

In October, I shall be entering my first year 
at Newcastle University in England, and shall 
be studying psychology. This I look forward 
to with great enthusiasm. However, I shall 
never forget the adventure of my Gap year 
in Canada. When I return to England, I'll take 
with me a part of Pickering College: Miss 
Courtney Gillan, who will be staying with me 
for the summer (the lucky trout). 

I wish to thank the community of Picker- 
ing College for a truly wonderful year. 

Scott Keelty 

My name is Scott Keelty, I am 1 9 years 
old, and I'm from New Zealand. I came 
to Pickering in January of this year. It was 
a great change from everything I had been 
used to back home, especially the weather. 

I have been helping out in the music 
and sports areas mainly, taking a group 
of boys and teaching them how to use 
the drums, and helping them play in the 
school band. I also helped coach the se- 
nior boys basketball team in the winter 
term. As well, in the last term, I had the 
privilege of taking the track and field team 
with Norm Colefield. 

I will be back at Pickering until Dec- 
ember '95. After, I will return to New Zea- 
land to study Phys. Ed. at Waikato Uni- 
versity. My two terms at P.C. have been 
a great experience, and I hope my final 
term will continue to be the same. 



♦ ♦ ♦ 


Catherine Farquhar, Gail Macnaughton, 
Nancy Colefield, Elaine Irvine, Kim Jaeggi, 
Doreen LaBrash, Irene Kneale. 


Frank Diplacido, Don McKelvie, George 
Smart, Ernie Morin, Guy Russell, Richard Stas- 



Ruby Moswiak, Yvonne Hammond, Charlene 
Brake, Aida Azzopardi, June Croughan. 


Sharon Edgar, Enid Gaskell, June Palethorpe, 
Edna Farquhar. 



Boys and their toys! 




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Do you trust me? 



What will Pickering College remember and 
liss about Doug Clark? He put nineteen years 
>f hard work and dedicated service into our 
chool as the Business Manager and Financial 
i.'oordinator. Only a handful of people have 
ieen here as long. Doug Clark arrived in 1 976, 
lad only four hours of help from his prede- 
essor to learn the ropes of his new job and 
vas quickly on his own. At that time, he was 
till holding down another job as a radio broad- 
asting controller. Doug remembers how he 
vas immediately assisted and supported by 
>ookkeeper Mary Laundry and other staff 
nembers who went out of their way to help 
iim adjust to his new environment. 

Doug Clark took a great interest in the 

ickering College drama program in his early 
/ears. He spent endless hours of his time 
lelping with costumes and driving as far away 
js Ottawa to transport students. He also took 
i great interest in the school itself because he 
ays, "it is a different school totally. The school 
maintains a good standard." Doug has enjoyed 
he Pickering staff and their dedication. 

Doug worked for Dunwoody Accounting for 
eighteen years before going to Eastern Man- 
jfacturing for three years. He worked for eight 
years as a radio broadcaster and controller and 
'an the head office for the last four years there. 
His company sold out and this gave Doug the 
option of working at Pickering College, and 
the rest is, as they say, history. 

Doug remembers the rough and interesting 
times in the early I980's when most of the 
school burnt down. "It happened on a Tues- 
day and we scrambled to get things back on 
track." Six big trailers were set up on the front 
lawn of Pickering. They were used as residences 
and classrooms. Hydro worked hours of over- 
time trying to get the new lines hooked up 
to the trailers. All the students were taken in 
by people who wanted to help out because, 
at that time, residence was in the main build- 
ing. The students moved into the trailers on 
Sunday and classes resumed on Monday. The 
students and Doug will not soon forget that 

Doug was asked by the organizer of the Jew- 
ish Junior Olympics one weekend to take some 
competitors in because all the hotels were over- 

booked. Doug said, "sure, I can take 150." 
By late Friday night, 450 kids and their fam- 
ilies had shown up at Pickering. The whole 
school was wall to wall bunk beds. Doug went 
to the hospital looking to borrow pillows and 
blankets for the extra 300 people. Doug did 
not sleep all weekend, but he had come through 
and helped out when he was needed. He had 
even filled his own apartment with kids. 

I asked Sheldon Clark what distinct things 
he recalls about Doug Clark. Mr. Clark recalls 
a time when he and Doug had gone horseback 
riding and their horses had to jump over fen- 
ces to go from field to field. Doug's horse 
jumped a fence and turned right, throwing 
Doug from his horse and snagging his pants 
on some part of the saddle, ripping the waist 
band. Doug stood up unhurt, but his riding 
pants were not positioned correctly. They were 
down around his ankles! Doug and Sheldon 
both got a good laugh out of that. 

Doug's family was also a part of Pickering 
College. Doug's wife worked here for four years 
in the Alumni office, and his son Patrick, also 
attended and graduated from Pickering. 

Doug Clark has had a good career at Pick- 
ering College and now wishes to "spend more 
time doing things I want to do". Doug has 
a cottage on Lake Skootamator and an old 
farm in Zephur. He would like to work more 
with his hands, instead of in an office. He would 
also like to do some travelling. 

We all wish Doug Clark happiness in the 

If any Pickering College student is not fa- 
miliar with the fountain of knowledge that 
works in the library, I guess that you haven't 
been making too many trips to the library this 
year. Who is the face peeking from behind the 
library shelves that we all know and love? It's 
Mrs. Zavitz-Bond, of course. 

Mrs. Zavitz was born and raised in South 
Western Ohio where she attended public el- 
ementary and high school. Before she attended 
university in the summer of 1948, Mrs. Za- 
vitz went biking with a group of young Quak- 
ers across Europe. It was here at the tender 
age of eighteen that she met her future hus- 
band Paul Zavitz, whom she married at the 
age of twenty. Shortly after this event came 

the birth of their first daughter, Katrina. To- 
gether they all worked on a Quaker farm in 
Elgin County that was originally settled by her 
husband's ancestors. They remained on the 
farm and continued to build their family, which 
resulted in six beautiful children. 

Mrs. Zavitz attended Earl College where she 
majored in History, English, and French, and 
graduated with an Honours B.A. She always 
had a great interest in teaching since teachers 
were traced back in her family line to her Great 
Grandparents. Her first teaching job was at 
a Quaker boarding school in Ohio called On- 
ley Friends school, where she worked side by 
side with her husband for twenty years. 

In 1972, tragedy struck when her beloved 
husband, Paul, was killed in an accident. Ob- 
viously, Mrs. Zavitz was filled with profound 
sorrow, but she did not let this incident stop 
her from progressing in life and achieving her 
goals. She remained at the school with her six 
children and took her Masters degree in Library 
and Information Science at Western University 
from 197 5 to 1976. 

In 1976, Mrs. Zavitz came to Pickering Col- 
lege to work as a librarian as well as to teach 
grades nine and ten English. She also single- 
handedly designed the library, picking out nat- 
ural wood tables and bookshelves, allowing 
a lot of light to shine through numerous win- 
dows, as well as designing a personal Quaker 

Mrs. Zavitz re-married in 1 99 I to Everett 
Bond. This strong, independent woman was 
reluctant to marry this man in fear he would 
hold her back from her dreams, but he wouldn't 
give up! He agreed to her feminist terms and 
conditions and is now retired from being a dairy 
farmer and at this very moment he is building 
a book shelf for Quaker books. Between these 
two, they have fourteen grandchildren and 
eight children. 

Mrs. Zavitz's most fond memory of Picker- 
ing College is the day of her 50th birthday. 
As she was walking to school, she thought 
about how many miserable people there are 
in this world; people who are forced to do some- 
thing - career-wise • that they don't enjoy. It 
was then when Mrs. Zavitz came to the sud- 
den realization of how happy she really is and 
how much she loves being a librarian at Pick- 
ering College. It is extremely rare that one per- 
son is able to accomplish so much in one 
lifetime. Mrs. Zavitz is not only a librarian, 
but a loving mother, grandmother, educator 
to all, a good wife, and an overall good per- 
son. Every student at Pickering College should 
allow a space for Mrs. Zavitz in his heart and 
a space in their minds for her knowledge. She 
is one of the most accomplished women at Pick- 
ering College and, I quote Mrs. Zavitz - Bond 
when I say, "Nothing ever happens unless you 
dream about it first." 


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Last year, it was said that we had the tea 
of the future. This year, we proved it. Picl 
ering College is the proud home of the ne 
C.I.S.A. champions. The team managed I 
become the best team in the league by bea 
ing anyone who challenged them. The teai 
ended up with a perfect record of 1 3-0. 

"The best feature of the team was that the 
fit together like pieces of a puzzle," said coac 
Wierenga. The team was built from a we 
balanced mix of players. We even had tw 
girls which made this team the only co-e 
team at P.C. We also had a wide variety < 
people from different countries; for exampli 
Korea, Hong Kong, Japan and Canada 

As for talent, each player had his/her ow 
area in which to excel. Particularly stron 
players were Kazou Kaito and Luckman L 

They proved their talent over and ove 
again, as their teammates watched in avw 
It was gratifying to observe key players sue 
as Seok-Won Kim and Kevin Hogg impro\| 
over the short season. One could see the cor 
fidence in their eyes as they took the coui 
at Albert College, where the championship 
were held. Patrick Turner, and especially Eri 
Tang, the captain, were also key players ii 
the game since they "set" the tone. If the 

Perfect Team Unity 

1 1ncludes: Kevin Hogg, Pat Turner, Luckman Li, Alan Tao, Courtney Gillan, Greg Green 
Wierenga, Godfrey Lau, Eric Tang, Kazuo Kaito, Kristy Carthew, Seok Won Kim. 

et up, the team visibly sagged. When they 
*ere hot, it uplifted the team. 

The second team was important for their 
■noral support. They also taught the first team 
:o have a good time while improving their 
jwn skill. Many were also able to play when 
someone else was having a weak mental mo- 

The championships at Albert College were 
3 dream come true. As the athletes stepped 
jnto the court, the competition melted away 
laving already lost the mental game. From 
:oach Wierenga came a confident nod. And 
he game was over. P.C. had overcome all 
he obstacles. 

Special thanks goes out to coach Wierenga. 
rhanks for taking the time to teach us such 
a good sport, and for teaching us so much 
about ourselves. 

Thanks to the team. We all learned impor- 
:ant things from each other. You were great. 

P.S. We are the Champions!!! 


Wrong sport. Eric. 

The 1st soccer team of 1994 had a success- 
ful season finishing 4th in their Tier 2 soccer 
division. P.C. played a fine season showing a 
tremendous amount of competitiveness against 
larger independent school teams such as Albert 
College Holy Trinity, and Country Day School. 

The team showed individual talent but, in 
some cases, had difficulty playing as a team. 
However, when playing as a team, they played 
very good soccer. The hard work and dedica- 
tion during practices and the energy during 
all the games was shown in the 4th place stand- 
ing in their division. The spirit of good sports- 
manship was shown by all the players after the 
games that were lost - mainly by a single goal. 

The coach, Mr. Colefield, should be com- 
mended on an excellent job in preparing the 
team. For example one of his well known say- 
ings to the team to help them play a better 
game of soccer was: "Keep it simple and on 
the deck." He emphasized these words also "see 
the winger" to Cann and Kwan Lung; and the 
most well known saying, "Too much dressing", 
to Greg Hutchinson. A special thanks to cap- 
tain Gordon Kee assistant captain Kourosh Mot- 
amedi and manager, David Cassar. 

The best moment of the season was Tatsu- 
hiro Ono's header off the goal line preventing 
a goal in the game against Toronto French 

The worst moment was Albert College's 4th 
winning goal after a 3 to I lead by the Pick- 
ering team. 

Although Mr. Colefield would like to show 
his appreciation to the entire team, there are 
only so many awards for those who deserve 
special recognition. The Most Valuable Player 
award was given to Kourosh Motamedi and Gor- 
don Kee Most Improved Player award went to 
Jaime Douglass. The Most Sportsman-like award 
was given to Eric Loeffler and Andy Lam. The 
(MARC) award - Major All Round Contributor 
- went to Kourosh Motamedi. 

Kevin gets a head start. 

Jaime with his shirt off? 

M.V.P. to Kourosh (Gord Kee got one, too). 

Greg dribbles big time. 

BACK LEFT TO RIGHT: Mr. Colefield, Kazuhiro Serizawa, Kevin Shea, Jaime Douglass, Kwan-Lung Wong, Eric Loeffler, 
Cann Kwan, Andy Lam, Tom Reichenberger, Bolade Oshodi, Scott Cowling, Gord Kee, David Cassar, Kourosh Motamedi, 
Kevin Kim, Louis Kwon. Ben Tsao. Greg Hutchinson, Gonzalo Soto. 

Statue of Liberty play. 

Setting up the play. 

Speedy Gonzalez. 

Greg looks to pass. 

That's real Defence. 

This year's under- 1 4 soccer team, 
coached by Mr. Dan Zavitz, started 
off with only nine players. Faced with 
such adversity, Mr. Zavitz did not give 
up; instead, he pressed on in hope that 
the numbers would increase after a few 
practices; the team's numbers did in- 
crease slowly but surely. It looked as 
if we had a team after all! 

Mr. Zavitz now had the ingredients. 
All he needed now was some of the 
players to rise to the call of duty. The 
first to rise from the ranks and show 
great leadership qualities was David 
Plow. He and Mike Barbuto took the 
reigns of the team as captains. 

Things were heating up now. It was 
like a chain reaction. Every player be- 
gan to step his game up to the delight 
of the coach and performed as a unit. 
Players like Nick Harper were counted 
upon in game situations to score the 
vital goals and bring our champions 
home victorious. Out of this great show 
of skill came the enhancement of char- 
acter. Players like Hiro Iguchi and Ryan 
Turner came to mind. 

Ryan, a first year player, was elated 
to see his team go so far. "We did well 
for a team that didn't have sufficient 
players at the outset!" 

Second year players and veteran Da- 
vid Plow exclaimed: "The season was 
great. The team really improved by the 
end of the season." 

And they were right! With an 8 win, 
5 loss, I draw, record, who could 
argue with them? After overcoming the 
initial problem of insufficient players 
at games at St. Andrews College and 
Appleby, they found their character 
and strength as a team. 

However, this was not possible with- 
out the aid of the mighty Mr. Zavitz 
who, incidentally, is an avid soccer fan 
and player. His career started 20 years 
ago in high school. He coached for I 5 
years in addition to this; so, the under- 
I4's were in capable hands. When 
asked about the season, he exclaimed 
with the look of a victorious soldier: 
"I enjoyed coaching this year. It was one 
of the strongest teams we have had." 

1/ 4 

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FRONT: LEFT TO RIGHT: Gavin Isaac. Johnathan Harper, Michael Barbuto, Greg Dutschek and Ryan Turner. 
MIDDLE: LEFT TO RIGHT: Willi Grant, Luis Arribasplata and Michael Anschuetz. BACK: LEFT TO RIGHT: Ken 
Iguchi, David Plow. Dan Zavitz, Hiro Iguchi. Michael Bottcher, Nicholas Harper, and Rishi Sondhi. 

Look who's dancing? Is that the Soccer Strut? 


Jason Carmichael provides an exhibition of skill. 

Alexander Kuin 

shows poetry in 


This year, the under- 1 2 soccer team dis- 
tinguished itself. Their level of improvement 
from the previous year was very significant. 
In the 1 993 season, they won only one game 
by a narrow victory. Tnis year tney won 6 
games and lost only 5. They also won the 
consolation final in the end of season tour- 

This team was one of character. They de- 
veloped over the year and by the end of the 
season had become a more skillful and co- 
hesive unit. 

On every team, there are a couple of peo- 
ple that outshine the rest. Although the 
coaches found it daunting to give out the 
awards, they managed to choose a couple 
of winners from among a team of talented 

The M.V.P. Travis McMaster was a gifted 
player and, in his own coach's words was 
"incredible and held the team together". 
There was another M.V.P. awarded to Nicho- 
las Wilson, who scored over 20 goals. His 


TOP FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: JOHN EGGAR, Peter Mitges. Kurt Richardson, Adrian Bennett. Francesco D'Elia. Krista 
Tallis. JAMES SPORLE. BOTTOM FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Matthew Mulhall. Steven Tallis. Andrew Plow, Jason 
Carmichael, Alexander Kuin. Travis McMaster, Tyler McMaster. Matt Barbuto. Nicholas Wilson, Kael Hernandez, 
David Allan. Joshua Measures. 

nickname was "Flash" Wilson and he was 
a critical member of the team. 

The M.I. P. awards went to Tyler McMaster 
and Joshua Measures. Tyler McMaster learnt 
to control and channel his thoughts towards 
the game while Joshua controlled the defence 
well and had become outstanding by the end 
of the season. 

The M.S. P. went to Jason Carmichael for 
his contribution to the team and his good 
unselfish attitude. 

The coach's most memorable moment was 
Matthew Mulhall's free kick, which in his own 
coach's words, "was the best ever seen from 
someone at that age." 

Collectively, it was hard to separate this 
team as they had played soccer in the sum- 
mer, thereby gaining valuable experience. Al- 
together, it was a very satisfying and 
productive team with a lot of promise for next 

Travis McMaster 
ponders his next 



Mr. Seretis and his P.C. U- 1 2 hockey 
team played hard and did well consid- 
ering the competition of playing larger 
schools every game. Although the U- 
I 2's did not come out on top in their 
division, they had their moments of 
glory. By the end of the year tourna- 
ment, the U- 1 2's were displaying their 
best teamwork of the season. They 
fought back to upset Crescent school 
in the final period, capturing third place 
in the tournament. 

Mr. Seretis wishes to thank all of 
those players who came out to prac- 
tice each day and tried their hardest 
to improve their skills. The award for 
Most Valuable Player went to Travis 
McMaster; Most Improved Player was 
awarded to Josh Measures and the 
award for Most Sportsmanlike Player 
went to Nick Wilson. 

Congratulations to all those who 
made this season special! 

LEFT TO RIGHT: TOP: W. Grant, A. White; MIDDLE: Coach Seretis, S. Tallis, S. Gimera, D. Hoffmann, 
A. Bennett; BOTTOM: A. Plow, J. Measures, Tr. McMaster, J. Carmichael, N. Wilson, Ty. McMaster, A. Kuin. 

P.C. rushes up ice 

P.C. gets robbed on a breakaway. 


Poised and ready to stop any shot! 

Coach Seretis watches over his team. 

^ U-12 HOCKEY 



As coach Sturrup looks on fondly, he can 
spot the potential that his young team has. 
Even though the team's record was 3 and 
5, the coach feels that there was a lot of heart 
put into each game. "This is a very young 
team with lots of raw talent that has room 
to improve for 4 or 5 years." 

One of the biggest wins occured when P.C. 
beat rivals St. Andrews by a big spread. This 
was the best feeling, since this was our Fier- 
cest competitor. The worst loss that the coach 
recalled was when the team endured a set- 
back to Trinity. "They were a large team and. 
in the end, they just seemed to pull through". 

The best aspect of the basketball season 
this term seemed to be the fans: "They really 

seemed to get out and back our team." This 
I was a sign of school spirit that is very rarely 
j seen. The fans seemed to know when to en- 
I courage at the right times and when there 
was a need for silence. 

The award winners at the banquet were: 
;Most Valuable Player: Greg Green; Most 
'Sportsman-Like Player: Rob Pound; and Most 
| Improved Player: Patrick Pui. 

Mr. Sturrup would also like to thank Scott 
,Keelty for being the assistant coach and for 
jalways being there when he was needed. He 
|would also like to thank Christina Hogg for 
'being the manager or, as she calls herself, 
'the lonely little water girl." 




M.I. P. Award Winner - Danielle Trueman. 

Deryk Preston. 

M.S. P. Award Winner • Luis Arribasplata. 

The Under- 1 4 Basketball team had a most 
successful season, accomplishing a total of 
6 wins and 6 losses. 

Improvements were seen in all the players 
and all played to the best of their ability. Each 
and every player was determined to win and 
never gave up even when, at times, the op- 
posite team was bigger and showed its 
strength in the latter portion of the game. 
The team showed individual talent and effort 
considering they were on court practising 5 
days a week. 

According to the coach, the Headmaster 
Mr. Clark, his primary objective was to help 
individual players develop their personal skills 
so that they could become effective team play- 
ers. His secondary objective was to develop 
the ten players into two effective teams who 
could support each other through individual 
and total team substitutions. 

Challenges in the season included working 
on throw-in plays from the sidelines and from 
under the basket; also, to begin each game 
with a jump play that gave P.C. possession 
in the first place and the first points in the 
game. Further, they practised working the 
ball against a man-to-man defence. 

The team had a hard season as they were 
young and somewhat inexperienced and had 
to deal with personal challenges as well as 
tough opposition. Royal St. George's provided 
the toughest competition. PACE school gave 
them an opportunity to demonstrate great 
sportsmanship and St. Andrews College pro- 
vided the closest and most exciting game ex- 

Team players that should be recognized 
for their achievements are: Most Sportsman- 
like Player went to Luis Arribasplata, who 
was also the manager of the team; Most Im- 
proved Player went to Danielle Trueman; and 
Most Valuable Player was given to David 
Chen and Danny Jenkins. 

A special thanks to Mr. Clark for his ter- 
rific coaching and his words of wisdom to 
the team. 


Gavin takes the jump ball. 

Deryk comes up short in a dunk. 

M.V.P. Awards • David Chen, Danny Jenkins. 

Nice Defence. 

David releases a jump shot. 

Gavin follows the play 

Coach Clark provides a few pointers. 



Min-Soo Kim 



Jon Hilditch 

Akira Mori 

Kevin Ko 

Micheal Simm 

Scott Cowling 

Tatsuhiro Ono 

Patrick Turner 

Ryan Turner 

Rob Doyle 

Jon Eggar 

Roz Chaplin 

Mr. Keltika 


Many of the grades 8, 9 and 10 French students went on an exciting 
trip to Quebec City from May 3rd to 6th. What a great time we had! 
We explored the narrow cobblestone streets of the basse-ville; we ad- 
mired the basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre ... it was like visiting a whole 
new country! (Might it not really become, some day in the not-too-distant 
future, "a whole new country"?? But let's steer clear of the politics!^ 

View of Place D'Armes from the boardwalk. 


In the second term, the Pickering College 
Jrama Society produced the third and climac- 
tic act of Neil Simon's comedy, "Plaza Suite" 
The play directed by Mr. Andrew Wood, revolves 
around Norman Hubley, ably portrayed by 
Sarah-Jane Morrison, and Roy Hubley, person- 
ified by Tom Mastorakos, a dysfunctional couple 
who attempt to pry their daughter Mimsey (Lisa 
Harun) out of the bathroom that she has locked 
herself into just minutes before her wedding to 
Borden Eisler, played by Shafin Haji. 

The play was in production for more than 
two months, culminating with a performance 
at the Independent Schools Drama Festival in 
April. Eleven cast and crew members partici- 
pated in the two-day event, where they also 
attended workshops led by theatre profession- 
als, viewed plays from thirteen different schools, 
and participated in a open forum with a pro- 
fessional theatre adjudicator. Our play, presented 
on Friday night and one of only three come- 
dies, was well-received by all. Plaza Suite then 
returned to Pickering, where it was presented 
for parents, students from Newmarket High, 
and our own Lower and Upper schools. 

Plaza Suite is, by its very nature, a rather 
physical show. In order to support the various 
actions called for in the script, including Roy 

attempting to break down the door, the crew 
had to build a door frame a window and con- 
necting walls. A tightly-knit group including 
Jeff Horopw, Graydon Tisdall, Mike Morgan, 
Rob DeSouza, Courtney Gillan, Christina Hogg, 
Renee Elliott, Kyle Noonan and Dan Jafine par- 
ticipated in building the set, as well as super- 
vising other production duties, such as 
managing props and costumes. Many of them 
helped in various aspects during the actual per- 
formances, particularly at the festival, where 
the set, screwed to the floor, had to be removed 
in five minutes. 

Also helping were Mr. Gordon Mitchell and 
Mrs. Joni Zavitz, who provided transportation 
of sets and actors; Mr. George Keltika and Mr. 
Kirk Mitchell, who engineered construction and 
decoration of the set along with a team of ded- 
icated students; Mrs. Alice Trueman and Ms. 
Sharon Edgar, who assisted with the construc- 
tion of costumes and props, respectively; and 
Miss Catherine Farquhar and Mrs. Nancy Cole- 
field, who assisted with communications and 
the programme 

Overall, the production was highly success- 
ful, and the cast and crew enjoyed working on 

John Trueman, Producer 


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Taken at Tours, in the Loire Valley 

L'Arc de Triomphe ( 1 2 major thoroughfares converged here) 

We were in France for a hectic week of 
activity - bussing through the Loire Valley 
to visit the chateaux of the ancient kings of 
France, and then on to Paris for a whirlwind 
tour of all the "must see" attractions ■ The 
Eiffel tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre 
museum, the Palace of Versailles ... an av 
alanche of new sights and sounds, tastes and 
textures! What a truly wonderful time we had; 
but what are the things that struck us most, 
those mental snapshots that we'll put in the 
album of our long-term memories? Herewith 
is a random collage: 

The half timbered houses of Tours, leaning 
into the street . . . twisty, narrow, cobble 
stone lanes . . a small and humble neighbour- 
hood church in Azay-le-Rideau (built 800 
years ago!) . . the beaming face of Robert 
Tortay, a modest vintner, proud to have us 
taste his wines ... the village post office, 
where we cleaned the lady out of all her col 
lectible stamps ... the crowds on the Paris 



Francois l er staircase, Chateau de Blois 

"metro", faces from every corner of the Earth 
... the opulence, the magnificence, the mind- 
boggling-luxury! of the house that Louis XIV 
built (Versailles!) ... the towers of the 
Chateau de Chambord, gleaming through an 
afternoon rain . . our ever-solicitous guide. 
Kathy Denis (ca vous a plu?) ... the great 
crush of patrons in the Greek restaurant of 
our first evening in Paris . . . croissants and 
cafe-au-lait for breakfast ... la tour Eiffel, 
bigger than life ... la Joconde (Mona Lisa), 
with her eyes that followed you, and seemed 
to stare into your soul ... the open-air shops 
near the Centre Georges-Pompidou ... the 
solemn majesty of the Cathedral of Chartres 
. . and more, so much more . . . 

Definitely! - let's make this the 'First An- 
nual', Pickering College Trip to France! 
Trip Participants: Mark Chen, Bernie Cheung, 
Min Lee, Kathy Lu, Vincent Tsai, Andrew 


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Alethea Dillette 


Stephanie Branston 


Jack Wang 

ABOVE LEFT: The head honcho with some 
hired hands in hats. 

BELOW LEFT: We're ready for refreshments 
and races! 

ABOVE RIGHT: More hired hands and more 
hats to combat the heart. 

BELOW RIGHT: Grades six and seven relax 
and rejoice. 



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Our first annual music concert took place 
on Thursday evening, May 18, 1995. It 
was a most enjoyable evening with mem- 
orable performances by the choirs, bands, 
and soloists. The ensembles performed to 
a packed audience, and plans are already 
in the works for next year's concert! 


Sports Day Results 

Senior Long Jump: K. Shea • 4.97 
T. Ono 
R. Lizotte 

D. Lu - 2.27 
G. Cheung 
A. Dillette 

Junior 400m: N. Harper • 59.22 
E. Loeffler 
J. Harper 

C. Jaeggi - 1.16 

D. Trueman 
N. Benke 

Junior 1500m: S. Cowling - 5.25 
E. Loeffler 
J. Harper 

N. Benke - 7.03 

Junior Long-Jump: N. Harper - 4.49 
P. Sloan 
S. Cowling 

G. Johnson - 3.24 
B. Ferguson 
K. McMaster 

Intermediate 1500m: K. Noonan - 5.35 
R. Singh 
T. Akiyama 

Intermediate Javelin: P. Axworthy • 32 
P. Turner 
G. Tisdall 

G. Fok - 10 
J. Chen 
R. Elliott 

Senior 1500m: J. Douglass -5.15 
K. Kim 
A. Pirnia 

S. Branston 

Intermediate 800m: L. Li • 2.40 
T. Akiyama 
K. Noonan 

Senior Discus: D. Griffiths • 33.68 
G. Kee 
J. Chen 

S. Branston - 1 1 .40 
C. Gillan 
N. Leung 

Junior 800m: N. Harper - 2.33 
E. Loeffler 
J. Harper 

C. Jaeggi - 3.09 
N. Benke 
C. Perrin 

Intermediate Discus: D. Liao • 22.92 
R. Singh 
F. Chow 

1. Payne - 14.16 
G. Fok 
R. Ma 

Senior 800m: J. Douglass - 2.27 
W. Ting 
B. Akbarian 

S. Branston 

Junior Javelin: G. Green • 30.10 
S. Cowling 
A. Bradley 

B. Ferguson - 12.20 
J. Fong 
V. Luk 

Senior 3000m: K. Kim - 13.09 
A. Pirnia 
W. Ting 

Junior Shot-Put: G. Green ■ 12.40 
S. Cowling 
J. Harper 

K. Hoffmann - 7.85 
J. Harcourt 
D. Trueman 

Intermediate 3000m: K. Ko - 13.08 
1. Dutschek 
R. Singh 

Senior Triple-Jump: K. Shea • 9.94 
R. Desouza 
K. Kaito 

S. Branston • 7.44 
K. Carthew 

Junior 3000m: S. Cowling - 12.30 
E. Loeffler 
J. Harper 

N. Benke 

Senior Javelin: J. Chen • 30.20 
M. Morgan 
R. Desouza 

K. Lu • 10.70 
N. Leung 

Intermediate 200m: G. Soto • 25.94 
P. Turner 
L. Cheung 

E. Measures - 36.4 
M. Winstanley 
R. Ma 

Senior High Jump: D. Griffiths - 5'4 1/2" 
T. Ono 
G. Hutchinson 

G. Cheung • 4'4" 
C. Gillan 
C. Cousineau 

Junior 200m: N. Harper - 27.26 
G. Isaac 
A. Bradley 

D. Trueman • 32.56 
N. Benke 
G. Johnson 

Junior High Jump: N. Harper - 4'll 1/2" 
G. Green 
G. Isaac 

N. Benke • 4'l 1/2" 
K. McMaster 
J. Fong 

Intermediate Triple Jump: R. Pound • 9.72 
0. Chen 
L. Li 

R. Ma - 6.66 
L. Harun 
1. Payne 

Intermediate High Jump: A. Wang 5' 1/8 
A. Mori 
T. Akiyama 

Junior Triple Jump: P. Sloan - 8.85 

B. Ferguson - 6.96 
K. McMaster 

C. Jaeggi 

Junior Discus: G. Green • 33.84 
M. Bottcher 
T. Chen 

B. Ferguson • 18.64 
D. Trueman 
K. McMaster 

Intermediate Long-Jump: 1. Dutschek • 3.96 
K. Wong 
E. Yoo 

J. Chen 

M. Winstanley 

R. Ma 


Senior Shot-Put: D. Griffiths • 1 1.82 
G. Kee 
J-W Park 

S. Branston • 6.66 
C. Gillan 
K. Carthew 

Senior 100m: C. Chen - 14.40 
K. Shea 
D. Griffiths 

S. Branston • 18.7 
A. Dillette 
G. Cheung 

Intermediate Shot-Put: 1. Dutschek -10.43 
C. Kwan 
L. Li 

1. Payne • 7.89 

G. Fok 

M. Winstanley 

Intermediate 100m: G. Soto - 13.80 
C. Pau 
K. Noonan 

1. Payne - 19.47 
R. Ma 
K. Pi 

Senior 400m: T. Ono - 57.6 
J. Douglass 
W. Ting 

S. Branston - 1.25 
A. Dillette 

Junior 100m: N. Harper • 15.00 
E. Loeffler 
J. Harper 

K. Hoffman 17.6 
D. Trueman 
N. Benke 


Intermediate 400m: G. Soto - 56.06 
A. Mori 
K. Noonan 

E. Measures • 1 .25 
M. Winstanley 
G. Fok 

Senior 200m: K. Shea - 26.00 
D. Griffiths 
C. Chen 

S. Branston - 34.9 
G. Cheung 
A. Dillette 



This year's Rugby squad had a successful season 
and made great improvements over the previous 
year's team. In fact, they played well as a TEAM 
and not as individuals. Tempers were kept in check 
most of the time and players never gave up. Hard 
work and dedication during grueling heart pound- 
ing practices of suicide runs and repeating six hun- 
dreds all payed off with a winning record of 3 wins 
I loss and 2 ties. Every game was very close, no 
games except Bayview had a difference of more than 
4 points between the two teams. The team finished 
in third place overall, 2 points out of first. A strong 
foundation was laid for next year with a solid crop 
of young players and returning veterans. Special 
thanks and appreciation to coach James Nicol, Mr. 
Zavitz and Gordon Kee for getting the team off the 
ground to a winning season. 

Award winners included: Most Sportsman-like 
Player to James Chung; Most Improved Player to 
Bolade Oshodi; and Most Valuable Player to Jaime 

Famous phrases often heard during the course 
of the year were: "I did my two laps" David Cas- 
sar; "This is how tough practice is after a tie, we 
better not lose a game' Jamie Douglass; "Let's 
#@$%#*<fS waste these guys" Rob DeSouza; "I 
can't try too hard today my hip, leg and blisters 
hurt" Rob Doyle; "You guys are going to give me 
a heart attack" James Nicol after yet another close 

Doug prepares 

a hard tackle. Good Night! 

Kevin Kim. 



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A Scrum for all seasons. 

Rob Doyle in action. 


Seok and Doug show determination. 

Anticipating the line out! 

LEFT TO RIGHT: BACK TO FRONT: Min-Soo Kim. Edward Yoo. Rob Doyle. Scott Cowling. Alphie Bullard. Rob Lizotte, Doug Griffiths. Rob 
DeSouza. Kevin Kim, Bolade Oshodi, Gonzalo Soto. Stephanie Branston. Jin-Woo Park. Ian Dutschek. Philip Axworthy. Jon Hilditch. Andy 
Lam, Gordon Kee. Jaime Douglass. David Cassar, James Chung, Paul Poon, SeokWon Kim, Akira Mori, (Greg Hutchinson). 

Skate-Boarding or Rugby Injury? 

Manager Stephie! 



Uhm, open your eyes! You caught it! 



LEFT TO RIGHT: TOP: Martin Cheung. Tony Yang. Rob Jankowski. Ray 
mond Mong. Jimmy Chen. Carman Lau; MIDDLE: Kevin Ko, Pat Sloan, 
lorn Reichenbereer. Pat Turner. Luckman Li: LOWER MIDDLE: Adam Brad- 
ley. Takanori Akiyama. Soon Won Kang. Coach Albert Wienenga; BOT- 
TOM: Jack Wang. Ken Tsui. 

With many newcomers and few veterans, 
Pickering College put in a strong effort, but 
did not achieve the result it had hoped for. They 
did come close, but not close enough. Coach 
Albert Wierenga expressed the view that, with 
such a young team, much hard work and de- 
termination was needed to reach a higher pla- 
teau. Even though the team was not numerically 
successful, there were many players who de- 
served honourable mention. Among these are 
Martin Cheung, who consistantly performed 
throughout the season. He undoubtedly de- 

had never played softball before and improved 

In general, this was a good season . . . dis- 
regarding the losses. It is certainly true that in 
the coming year, the P.C. softball team will as- 
cend to new heights. 



This season was a lot of fun for all involved 
The under- 1 2 Softball team started the seasor 
playing in the rain. Our players seemed to pla\ 
their best in the rain because we won that gatro 
and every other when the weather was not co 
operating. We won three games and lost thre 
games this season, but the highlight was th.€ 
tournament where we won our division win 
ning three games straight. Unfortunately, a loss 
in the semi-final eliminated us from the cham- 
pionship game 


When not coaching, Albert finds alternate ways to amuse himself and 

JUNE 1ST, 1995 

The Lower school Track and Field team with Coach Colefield. 


Gordon happily accepts the C.R. Blackstock award from Rex Taylor. 

Wilkin Ting and Nicole Benke are joint M.I.P.'s in Track and Field. 

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Jason Carmichael, the Most Coachable Player, with Jon Harper, an M.I. P. 
in Track. 

Matt Mulhall and Krista Tallis; two talented softball players and athletes. 

James X 3, Bolade and Dan Zavitz are happy with their season and their awards. 

Are you laughing at your counsellor Mr. Wierenga, Rob? 


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At seven o'clock, on May the 6th, the Pick- 
ering College Spring Formal was held. The 
formal this year was held at the Hollywood 
Princess located in the north end of Toronto. 

As the people arrived, I could see that all 
the hard work that was done was not going 
to waste. The smiles on their faces continued 
as the night went on. The guests of the Formal 
dined on an exquisite meal including penne 
and chicken done in a wine sauce. After sup- 
per, everyone enjoyed a good night of danc- 
ing. Even Will made it in to catch a few dances 
with his date, Sarah. Soon after the dinner 
started, we gave out the prizes that were 
donated by some of the parents and some 
other sponsors from outside of the school. 
The night then carried on with, as the teach- 
ers would say, "The students on their best 
behaviour" I was happy to see such an im- 
portant event turn out so well. 

I didn't expect everything to run so 
smoothly. Thank you to everyone who came 
and I hope you enjoyed and will remember 
it as much as I will. 

Kristy Carthew 










Grade 4 

Lower School Demonstration • How To Move a Great Pyramid 


David Allan 

Aeden lerullo 

Kiara Paylor 

Grade 5 

Jason Carmichael 

Michael Gill 

Alexander Kuin 

Travis McMaster 

Andrew Plow 

Alexandra Roth 

Kael Hernandez 

Joshua Measures 

John Seitz 

Steven Tallis 

David Ter Stal 

Zachary Van Der Zande 

Meghan White 


Grade 6 

Matthew Batbuto 

Adrian Bennett 


Robert Campione 

Francesco D'Elia 

Alicia Dobranowski 

Scott Gimera 

Alexandra Hamilton-Brodeur 

Peter Mitges 

Leslie Nemecz 

Rajeev Partnar 

Kurt Richardson 

Krista Tallis 

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Jonathan Ursini 

Alexander White 

Nicholas Wilson 

Miss Elizabeth Clarke 


Beth Allan 

Matthew Cracower 

Drew Hoffmann 

Grade 7 

Michael Anschuetz 

Jonathan Arnold 

Laura Berdette 

Sarah Dobranowski 

Hiro Iguchi 

Willi Grant 

Christina Greco 

Shannon McMaster 

Amber Preston 

Natalie Reichenberger 

Charity Smith 

Joshua Yuen 

Mrs. Maria Wolscht 


Steven Chu 

Greg Dutschek 

Jess Harcourt 

Johnathan Harper 

Kate Hoffmann 

Peter Huang 

Christine Jaeggi 

Gabriella Johnson 

Kyra Kujanpaa 

Vivian Luk 

Kelsey McMaster 

Charlotte Perrin 


David Plow 

Deryk Preston 

Rishi Sondhi 

Jenny Sussmann 




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Philip Axworthy 

Nicole Benke 

Michael Bottcher 

Adam Bradley 

Felix Chow 

James Chung 

Nicholas Dargus 

Blair Ferguson 


Janet Fong 

Alexander Gabor 

Greg Green 

Ryan HarminderSingh 

Nickolas Harper 

Ken Iguchi 

Gavin Isaac 

Danny Jenkin 



MinSoo Kim 

James Lewandowski 

Javis Lin 

Eric Loeffler 

Sarah-Jane Morrison 

Lisa Myers 

Yoshimitsu Serizawa 

Monica Seto 

Kevin Wong 

Zahira Zahid 



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Jimmy Chen 

Thomas Chen 

Louis Ching 

Johnny Chuang 

Leon Chung 

Scott Cowling 

Leo Fung 

Navraj Grewal 

Jeff Horopw 

Daniel Jafine 

Robert Jankowski 

Kevin Ko 



Godfrey Lau 

Scott Lendrum 

Dennis Liao 

Frankie Luk 

Wesley Martyn 

Emily Measures 

Akira Mori 

Kyle Noonan 

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Tomoko Onishi 

Mark Pang 

Isabelle Payne 

Mr. Keltika 

Robert Pound 

Thomas Reichenberger 




Benny Chan 

Terence Cheung 


Ian Dutschek 

Charlie Chen 

Joanna Chen 

Bernard Cheung 

Mana Chiu 

Sandy Davies 

Robert DeSouza 

Renee Elliott 

Gabriel Fok 

Andrea Garner 

Shafin Haji 

Lisa Harun 

Christina Hogg 

Eric Hsu 




Kazuo Kaito 

Soon Won Kang 

Cann Kwan 

Joseph Kwong 


Ronny Lau 

Ida Lee 

Luckman Li 

Jason Lo 

Kathy Lu 

Andy Luk 

Edwin Ma 

Lily Ma 

Tony Ma 


Thomas Mastorakos 


Raymond Mong 

Tatsuhiro Ono 

Paul Poon 

Alex Prokoudine 

Kevin Shea 

Bon Shek 

Gonzalo Soto 

Wei-Che Tseng 

Patrick Turner 

Johnson Wong 

Jimmy Yu 



Oscar Chen 

Matthew Cheng 

Gigi Cheung 

Martin Cheung 

Robert Doyle 

Grace Fok 

Courtney Gillan 

Douglas Griffiths 



Erik Heyl 

Lok Man Lai 

Danielle Lu 

Jonathan Hilditch 

Carman Lau 

Ben Lui 

Kevin Kim 

Min Lee 

Albert Ma 

Louis Kwon 

Robert Lizotte 


Jackson Mai 

Bernard Ng 

Jin-Woo Park 



John Trueman 

Vincent Tsai 

Ben Tsao 

Belford Tung 

Joseph Wu 

Tony Yang 



Name: Stephanie Branston. 
Years Attended: 1994-1995. 
Nicknames: Bwanston, Corker, Pickle. 
Activities: Student Committee, Proctor, Kitchen 
Slave, etc. 

Favourite Sayings: Dangerousss!! 
Best Memories: Skydiving, Booker's Run, Mon- 
treal 6 getting mail. • 
Worst Memories: Having a broken arm for an 
eternity S being conned into buying a "delight- 
ful" PC. proctor jacket! 
Pet Peeves: Stupidity, P.C., cuisine and getting 
up in the morning. 

Ambition: To live happily ever after as the beau- 
tiful wife of Will Teare! 

Probable Fate: To settle for second best as the 
future Mrs. Brad Pitt! 

Favourite Pastime: Eating, sleeping and making 
the grade! 

Heros: Me, myself and I. 
Famous Last Words: "I'll get up in a minute." 
Plans For Next Year: Playing proper hockey (no 
ice, thanks) and drinking copious amounts of al- 
cohol at university in England. 
Comments: Special thanks to the 3rd floor posse, 
fellow Limeys, the occupants of room 101 and 
Mr. Sturrup/Boyd/Gessie for everything. Have a 
cup of tea on me! 


Name: Alphie Bullard. 

Years Attended: 1 994- 1 995. 


Activities: rugby, basketball. 

Favourite Sayings: "You'll be trained "Tings 


Best Memories: Leaving. 

Worst Memories: Arriving. 

Pet Peeves: Too numerous to name. 

Ambition: Politics. 

Probable Fate: Lawyer. 

Favourite Pastime: listening to Reggae music. 

Heros: none 

Famous Last Words: "I have a long MEMORY." 

Plans For Next Year: University. 

Comments: I've lost a year, a year is gone, I am 

now left with the rest of my life to carry on. A 

university is not my probable fate as my average 

is only -8. 

Name: Tresa Cambridge. 

Years Attended: 1994-95. 

Nicknames: Ms. K.F.C., Sunshine. 

Activities: Swimming, Eating, Aerobics. 

Favourite Sayings: Let's order Kentucky! 

Best Memories: Formal, 3rd Floor Posse. 

Worst Memories: Setting off fire alarm, 

Wierenga's tests. 

Pet Peeves: Fire Drills. 

Ambition: Hotel/Resort Owner. 

Probable Fate: Banker. 

Favourite Pastime: D.C. 

Heros: I.C. 

Famous Last Words: K.M.B. 

Plans For Next Year: Humber College. 

Comments: A better day is always ahead. 

Name: Kristy Lynn Carthew. 
Years Attended: 1 993- 1 995. 
Nicknames: Crunchy, Thumper. 
Activities: Volleyball. 
Favourite Sayings: EEEWWW! Willi!!! 
Best Memories: Period 2 and spending time with Rob. 
Worst Memories: Edenville. 
Pet Peeves: whiners, egotistic men (except for Will). 
Ambition: Director of Public Relations, and to have lots 
of money!! 

Probable Fate: Doing nothing with Everyone, and hav- 
ing no money!! 

Favourite Pastime: watching movies and hangin' with 
the guys. 

Heros: Mr. Barrett. 
Famous Last Words: See Ya! 
Plans For Next Year: Attending University. 
Comments: I'll miss you guys. Take Care Rob, Wil', S 
Kev', you guys are great. Anyone who wants to keep 
in contact, write 2526 5th line. Churchill, Ontario 

Name: David Cassar. 
Years Attended: 1989-1995. 
Nicknames: Disco Dave, Fat Boy. 
Activities: Rugby, Soccer 6 working in the kit- 

Favourite Sayings: 'Professionalle', I gotta go, So, 

Best Memories: Persian Buddies, Playing Rugby 
with the boys. 

Worst Memories: June Exams. 
Pet Peeves: Chemistry class. 
Ambition: Cartoonist 
Probable Fate: Con Artist, Chef. 
Favourite Pastime: Making Paja. 
Heros: Carlito. 

Famous Last Words: Cumouria. 
Plans For Next Year: Attend University. 


Name: Christy Cousineau. 
Years Attended: 1 994- 1 995. 
Nicknames: CRASH. 
Activities: Non existent. 
Favourite Sayings: 'TIS Whatever!!' 
Best Memories: The ones I don't remember. 
Worst Memories: The ones I do remember!! 
Pet Peeves: Willy. 
Ambition: Lawyer. 
Probable Fate: Crash Test Dummy. 
Favourite Pastime: rapping. 
Heros: Mike Morgan (Ya Stud!). 
Famous Last Words: Beware of Doug Griffiths. 
Plans For Next Year: To be a highschool gradu- 
Comments: High School sucks, but enjoy!! 

Name: Alethea Dillette 

Years Attended: 1 994- 1 995. 

Nicknames: The Hot-Stepper 

Activities: aerobics, running up gigantic phone bills 

Favourite Sayings: You Must Be Mad!! Call the Police!! 

Best Memories: Late night dorm parties. 

Worst Memories: 7:45am, 12:30pm, 6:00pm. (meal 


Pet Peeves: Ignorance and the will to remain that way. 

Ambition: Judge of the International Court of Justice. 

Probable Fate: Prime Minister of the Bahamas. 

Favourite Pastime: cheerleading!!! 

Heros: Faye Dillette (mother). 

Famous Last Words: Alethea in the front let me hear 

you grunt!!! (GRRR) 

Plans For Next Year: University (whoever accepts me!). 

Comments: My year at PC. was a most enlightening 

and enjoyable experience from which I've learnt a whole 

lot and grown tremendously. Special thanks to my 

Mommy and my supportive family. 

Name: Monika Geleziunas. 

Years Attended: 1 994- 1 995. 

Nicknames: Formal Queen (Vikkii). 

Activities: Student committee, proctor, yearbook, 


Favourite Sayings: "What Signs?"; Dave Czar. 

Best Memories: Montreal, Formal, Limo, bar in 


Worst Memories: Morning meetings. 

Pet Peeves: Morning Meetings. 

Ambition: Psychologist. 

Probable Fate: Owning a rare business. 

Favourite Pastime: "e' . 

Heros: Gregory Hutchinson. 

Famous Last Words: Don't Do Drugs!! 

Plans For Next Year: save money and travel to 


Comments: G.H. A.P. KM. DC. A.G. L.H. C.G. 

C.H. L.M L.Q A.S. and especially C.L. I love you 

all!! Thanks for making this year bearable. 


Name. Kevin William Hogg. 
Years Attended: 1994-1995. 
Nicknames: Hogger, Hoggy 
Activities: Athletic Council. PC. Volleyball, Tuesday 
nights, leaving on spares. 

Favourite Sayings: "no way!", "serious?", "can we go 
early?", "can I use your ID?" "FRESH" 
Best Memories: Riccards Red, 100 MPH back from Sud- 
bury, soup kitchen, Fairy Lake bandits, the giggle twins, 
Tuesday night with Will and Rob!! 
Worst Memories: Wednesday mornings with Will and 

Pet Peeves: Uniform checks, PC. soap opera. 
Ambition: To take over the entire Hugh Hefner empire. 
Probable Fate: The guy who drives the golf ball retri- 
ever at the driving range. 

Favourite Pastime: celebrating the day with a cold bev- 

Plans For Next Year: Lakehead University Thunder Bay! 
Famous Last Words: Life is like a box of chocolates, 
you never know what you're gonna get! (Forrest 
Comments: — 

Name: Gordon Kee. 

Years Attended: 1 992- 1 995. 

Nicknames: "Collar Bone" Kee. 

Activities: Rugby. 

Favourite Sayings: "God created beer to prevent 

Prop Forwards from taking over the world." 

Best Memories: Freshly cut pitch, a hundred 

spectators, and a mitre under my arm. 

Worst Memories: the beginning of September, 

oriental music. 

Pet Peeves: People who slack off in practice. 

Ambition: Doctor. 

Probable Fate: putting on my own casts. 

Favourite Pastime: rugby. 

Heros: David Campese, Gareth Rees. 

Famous Last Words: "I'm only here for the 


Plans For Next Year: Guelph University, New 

Zealand Rugby Tour. 

Comments: Enjoy the day to day gift of life!! 



Name: Seok Won Kim. 
Years Attended: 1990-1995. 
Nicknames: Sukkiman. 

Activities: Basketball, Volleyball, Rugby, Smok- 
ing- , 
Favourite Sayings: \AC 2 = beer. 
Best Memories: When I went on the cross- 
country ski trip in my first year at P.C. 
Worst Memories: fight with Mr. McClymont. 
Pet Peeves: shorty horse. 
Ambition: Fashion/Hair Designer. 
Probable Fate: dentist. 

Favourite Pastime: smoking down at the tracks 
with a rum and coke!! 
Heros: Mr. Wierenga, Mr. Zavitz. 
Famous Last Words: Drinking, smoking = Better 

Plans For Next Year: Smoking in University. 
Comments: The best cigarettes are ... , king 
size; the best beer is . . . The best liquor is . . . 
on the rocks. 



Name: Albert Leung. 

Years Attended: 1992-1995. 

Nicknames: none. 

Activities: studying. 

Favourite Sayings: "Delay no more!" 

Best Memories: everything. 

Pet Peeves: none. 

Ambition: none. 

Probable Fate: — 

Favourite Sayings: 

Heros: Andy Versace Lam, Chairman Mao. 

Famous Last Words: — . 

Plans For Next Year: to study. 

Comments: Mr. Sturrup was the best teacher I 

ever met in my life!!! 


Name: Nancy Leung. 
Years Attended: 1994-95. 
Nicknames: Ah Jie (sister). 
Activities: Listening to music. Badminton, Chat- 
ting, Playing tricks. 

Favourite Sayings: Shut up! You're so noisy! 
Best Memories: Midnight games, Cooking parties. 
Worst Memories: Exams, Calculus and History 
tests on the same day. 
Pet Peeves: None. 

Ambition: To be a better, happier Human being. 
Probable Fate: Study and work for life. 
Favourite Pastime: Listening to music, dreaming, 

Heros: Thomas Tarn, Yuk Ying, My Mum. 
Famous Last Words: Goodbye and Good luck. 
Plans For Next Year: Study and continue to be a 
Comments: I'M FREE!!! 

Name: Victor Liu. 

Years Attended: 1993-1995. 

Nicknames: Newman. 

Activities: chess. 

Favourite Sayings: OH!!! 

Best Memories: Miss Emma helping me. 

Worst Memories: the two people who fought 

with me. 

Pet Peeves: People who are indecent!! 

Ambition: to be a successful man and be able to 

handle my country. 

Probable Fate: Let the world go upside down. 

Favourite Pastime: talking with my friends and 

reading books. 

Heros: my brother who has supported me all the 

way through. 

Famous Last Words: Just Do it!!! Its your turn 


Plans For Next Year: go to university. 

Comments: Good-bye. Pickering!! 



Name: Teresa Lo. 

Years Attended: 1 994- 1 995. 

Nicknames: NHL (no head Lo). Banana Lo. 

Activities: Basketball 

Favourite Sayings: Pok-Kai. 

Best Memories: Mid-night parties. 

Worst Memories: studying at P.C. 

Pet Peeves: Alan Tao. 

Ambition: To become a successful person in the 


Probable Fate: ••-. 

Favourite Pastime: Being hit by a softball. 

Heros: none 

Famous Last Words: Deal!! 

Plans For Next Year: Go to university. 

Comments: NO COMMENTS!!! 





Name: Rosie Ma. 
Years Attended: 1994-1995. 
Nicknames: Shortie (although I don't like it!!). 
Activities: all kinds of sports, especially outdoor 

Favourite Sayings: Hi! How are you? 
Best Memories: Everytime I beat Seok in grades!!! 
Worst Memories: Gord pushing me around and 
getting on my nerves. 

Pet Peeves: Gordon Kee and Seok Won Kim. 
Ambition: to become a doctor. 
Probable Fate: working for the community. 
Favourite Pastime: chatting with other people and 
ordering takeaway. 
Heros: Jackie Pullenger (missionary). 
Famous Last Words: Thanks Pickering for being a 
part of my life!! 

Plans For Next Year: Learn to drive, and enjoy uni- 

Comments: I'd like to thank my parents for sup- 
porting me 

Name: Mike Morgan. 

Years Attended: 1 992- 1 995. 

Nicknames: — 

Activities: weightlifting, hockey, and snowboard- 


Favourite Sayings: Big shirt on ya! "It's good for 

you! It'll make you big!" 

Best Memories: Jokes. 

Worst Memories: Injuries and illness. 

Pet Peeves: J.D's socks, loafs, treehuggers. 

Ambition: To be happy. 

Probable Fate: Agnostic weightlifting monk. 

Favourite Pastime: Weights, laughing. 

Heros: Bill Bradley. 

Famous Last Words: Stay on your feet. 

Plans For Next Year: University of Ottawa. 

Comments: Self-discipline is the highest form of 

freedom. Have fun. 

Name: Kourosh Motamedi. 

Years Attended: 1993-1995. 

Nicknames: KouroshStan, Caraje. 

Activities: Skiing; Soccer; Doing homework!! 

Favourite Sayings: My friend; Hi, there!! 

Best Memories: Skiing at Whistler/Blackcomb (B.C.); 

visiting my girlfriend in Cyprus; becoming a Canadian 


Worst Memories: Being in PC. dorm. 

Pet Peeves: Mr. Peter Sturrup (negative person). 

Ambition: dentist. 

Probable Fate: working in a ski resort, or soccer coach. 

Favourite Pastime: Depeche Mode Concert; spending 

time with my Persian friends, and my Spanish friends 

Heros: My mother and father - My uncle and all my 

Persian friends. 

Famous Last Words: Ostia, Khatehsho 

Plans For Next Year: Going to University to build a 


Comments: I would like to thank all the PC. staff for 

being very nice to me. Also, thanks to my parents, and 

my uncle, Mr and Mrs. Colefield, and to my good 

friends Dave. Doug and my Persian buddies. PEACE!!! 

Name: Bolade Oshodi. 

Years Attended: 1993-1995. 

Nicknames: The Grandfather. 

Activities: Playing sports. 

Favourite Sayings: Oh, . . .!! 

Best Memories: Sleeping in P.C. 

Worst Memories: waking up in P.C. 

Pet Peeves: morning meeting. 

Ambition: to leave this place. 

Probable Fate: leaving the country. 

Favourite Pastime: 

Heros: none 

Famous Last Words: Leave me alone!! 

Plans For Next Year: To study in a university. 

Comments: I am very sorry to leave this great 

school, but I will try not to cry too much!! 

Name: Amir Hossein Pirnia. 
Years Attended: 1993-1995. 
Nicknames: Grand Master. 
Activities: cross country running and rugby. 
Favourite Sayings: social moron - Khafeshow. 
Best Memories: Whistler PMP graduation. 
Worst Memories: Newmarket, Ontario. 
Pet Peeves: Mr. Sturrup. 
Ambition: to be a genetics engineer. 
Probable Fate: manager of a club or swat. 
Favourite Pastime: clubs in Toronto (R.P.M.). 
Heros: Shah and Iranian connection. 
Famous Last Words: Oszia - Boom Shakalak. 
Plans For Next Year: to go to university. 
Comments: many thanks to my brother and my 
counsellor, Mr. Gessie, who have supported me, 
and also special thanks to my parents for their 
continuing support. 


Name: Allen Seto. 

Years Attended: 1993-95. 

Nicknames: None. 

Activities: Cooking noodles at 2am, 6 waking 

my roommate up. 

Favourite Sayings: None. 

Best Memories: Pulling the fire alarm. 

Worst Memories: None. 

Pet Peeves: None. 

Ambition: none. 

Probable Fate: None. 

Favourite Pastime: None. 

Heros: Wong Kuan Lung. 

Famous Last Words: Ar. 

Plans For Next Year: Escape from Pickering. 

Comments: None. 

Name: Thomas Kai-Chi Tarn 

Years Attended: 1 990- 1 995 

Nicknames: Tarn, Yuk-Ying, Qpy, Siu Ying. Grendel 

Activities: Digging out the secrets of others. 

Favourite Sayings: "Hold On", "Alge-Bra". "Well ■•■ O- 

U-T, OUT!" 

Best Memories: When I was still innocent! 

Worst Memories: The betrayers! (those who love to 

blow water) 

Pet Peeves: Alan Tao (for sure!!) 

Ambition: living with no regrets 

Probable Fate: Being a wanderer. 

Favourite Pastime: daydreaming and sleepwalking!! 

Heros: ERNIE (Sesame street); Shirley Suk-e-Kwan. 

Plans For Next Year: to waste my time!! 

Famous Last Words: Relax and have fun!!! 

Comments: Special thanks to my parents, my brother, 

my ex-brother Eric Best wishes and special thanks to 

Ricky, William. Ben. Patrick. Simon. Maurice. Victor. 

Teresa, Alethea and Nancy Thanks for giving me so 

much support during these five long years. 

Name: Eric Tang. 

Years Attended: 1993-1995. 


Activities: volleyball. 

Favourite Sayings: Goi-Ui-Looo. 

Best Memories: Midnight party. 

Worst Memories: Study time. 

Pet Peeves: Alan Tao. 

Ambition: To be a programmer. 

Probable Fate: --. 

Favourite Pastime: winning CIASS. 

Heros: Mr. Wierenga. 

Famous Last Words: ... No comment. 

Plans For Next Year: — . 



Name: Alan Tao. 

Years Attended: 1 992- 1 995. 

Nicknames: I don't know, since no one says 

them to my face! 

Activities: nil. 

Favourite Sayings: "Too bad!" 

Best Memories: Should be the day I leave this 


Worst Memories: Filling this out!! 

Pet Peeves: nil. 

Ambition: to become a trillionaire. 

Probable Fate: same as above. 

Favourite Pastime: too numerous to name! 

Heros: MYSELF!!! 

Famous Last Words: "AH!" 

Plans For Next Year: to go to university. 

Comments: ***. 

Name: William Teare. 
Years Attended: 1994-1995. 
Nicknames: Bacon. 
Activities: stealing Kristy's car. 
Favourite Sayings: None that can be published! 
Best Memories: Tuesday nights with Rob and 
Kevin H. 

Worst Memories: Wednesday morning with Rob 
and Kevin. 

Pet Peeves: Cousineau's mood problems. 
Ambition: to be rich, and own my own business. 
Probable Fate: Be poor and own my own card- 
board box!! 

Favourite Pastime: sleeping, eating. 
Heros: Bob and Doug McKenzie. 
Plans For Next Year: don't know. 
Comments: It's been a great year with my new 
friends, and good luck and see you's around. 

Name: Ken Tsui. 
Years Attended: 1992-1995. 
Nicknames: Kun Choi. 

Activities: hockey, table tennis, and speeding. 
Favourite Sayings: "Hey You! Extra week of 

Best Memories: meeting someone very special 

Worst Memories: Being accused of something I 
did not do. 
Pet Peeves: L S K. 

Ambition: to become a commercial pilot 
Probable Fate: "pile it here, pile it there." 
Favourite Pastime: sleeping 24 hours a day. 
Heros: Pepe la Pew. 
Famous Last Words: Big Wok. 
Plans For Next Year: attend university. 
Comments: I . Special thanks to my counsellor 
Mr. Wierenga who gave tremendous support dur- 
ing the years. 2. OAC Economics: Think "RED". 

Name: Heather Ward. 

Years Attended: 1 993- 1 995. 

Nicknames: Nerd, Ward. 

Activities: skipping school. 

Favourite Sayings: I'm all fired up! Nerd! 

Best Memories: Apres Formal; Bar H I (it's not 

gay, I swear!) 

Worst Memories: Listening to Michael whine. 

Pet Peeves: Lisa: "Are you OK?", "Are you a 

new student?" 

Ambition: Marine Biologist. "FREE WILLY". 

Probable Fate: waitress at Graystones. 

Favourite Pastime: Friday Night Krawl, at the 


Heros: God (Good orderly direction). 

Famous Last Words: Life sucks; Buy a Helmet! 

Plans For Next Year: University. 

Comments: Willingness without action is Fantasy. 

Thanks to Mike Morgan for sticking by me and 

being my friend. 

I * 

Name: Joni Zavitz 

Completing my high school diploma at Pickering 
College has been a fulfilling experience. Combin- 
ing the numerous challenges of school work with 
the manifold demands of my young family has at 
times been trying, and always exciting. OAC 
course work is challenging and I often wished for 
the energy and lack of parental responsibilities 
that come with young adulthood. For me, the 
pursuit of knowledge is infectious, and I hope to 
continue my studies in Long Island, New York, 
focusing on Midwifery. I would especially like to 
thank my family = Danny, Kael, Adam, and 
Jesse • and Albert Wierenga for their continuing 
support, encouragement and faith in my abilities. 



























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Mr. Chairman, Mr. Headmaster, Honoured 
Guests, Faculty, Staff, and friends: 

I came to Pickering College on September 
12, 1992 and was terrified. This was one 
of the biggest changes I had faced in my life. 
Extreme feelings of anxiety came over me and 
I ended up asking myself many troubling 
questions. Would I fit in? Would I make the 
grades? Would I find any friends at this new 

My first day was very shaky and I'm sure 
I wasn't the only one. I was late for morning 
meeting and it seemed that everyone in the 
room turned and stared as I walked in. It's 
nothing for me now, but at the time it was 
a big deal. First period English was going well 
until Mr. Cowan noticed my white socks. He 
told me to go change them and when I went 
to my locker, I realized that I had forgotten 
my combination. I thought I was in trouble, 
but Mr. Cowan was very understanding. 


My feelings for this place softened very 
quickly and soon it became home. Pickering 
is a community of students, teachers, and staff 
who all work together to achieve one pri- 
mary goal, education. We all learn and grow 
in our own ways together. Students learn Eng- 
lish, Math, and Science from teachers; bank- 
ing, laundry and common sense from staff; 
and friendship, unity and racial harmony from 
each other. Just as we learn from the teach- 
ers and staff, they learn from us, too. 

We, the graduating class of 1995, take 
with us today a part of Pickering's heritage. 
We leave here less fearful of the changes that 
await us, more confident in ourselves and our 
abilities. We take with us the spirit of com- 
petition and the value of hard work. We have 
learned to respect ourselves and each other, 
appreciate our good fortune and enjoy the 
moment to moment gift of life. Finally, we 
leave with the comfort of knowing that well- 
planned foundations have been laid for us. 
I would like to acknowledge the people who 
have made all of this possible. The teaching 
staff at Pickering are dedicated to our learn- 
ing and development. They work long hours, 
volunteer their spare time to coach sports, 
and always make themselves available for ex- 
tra help. I remember spending two hours with 
Mr. Pape at his home the night before the 
Finite exam. It is this commitment that makes 
Pickering a community and we thank you 
for all that you have done for us. Your 
presence here today is what brings importance 
to this occasion. 

The staff at Pickering makes life run 
smoothly for us who are away from home. 
I have fond memories of going to class in the 
morning and later, at recess, finding my room 
cleaned and bed made. They (the staff of Pick- 
ering) often work behind the scenes and don't 
receive the recognition that they truly de- 
serve. I would like to thank Mrs. Lebrash, 
Mrs. Irving, Catherine, Mrs. Colefield, the la- 
dies in the business office, the grounds crew, 
the housekeeping staff, and trie custodians 
for their patience and willingness to help. 

Lastly, I would like to congratulate the class 
of 1995. It is our dedication and willingness 
to persevere throughout the years that have 
finally made this day possible. We have lived, 
ate, competed, studied and partied together 
for as many as five years. John F. Leightell, 
an ex-Pickering teacher, once said: 

"When we leave Pickering for the last time 
we will take much of what she stands for 
with us. Much more than we realize for 
the ideas and beliefs that are Pickering 
will have become a part of us and we will 
carry them with us wherever we go. 

And, sometime in the future, we will 
return for Sports Day or Old Boys Day 
and we will remember old acquaintances 
and relive old memories and we will re- 
member how good it was." 
We, the graduating class of 1995, sit to- 
gether for the last time today. In a few pre- 

cious moments, we will exchange good- 
byes and part our separate ways. Some 
of us plan to attend university while oth- 
ers will join the working world. All of us 
are uncertain of what the future holds. 
A friend once said to me "Why can't life 
be one long beer commercial?" I am con 
fident that Pickering has given us the tools 
necessary to make our lives whatever we 
want them to be, even a beer commercial. 
I would like to leave you with a thought 
expressed by William Penn Patrick. 


Why is it that most peoples' lives are 
controlled by small and petty circumstan- 
ces? I am saddened as I watch people lose 
the good and the great things that are 
within their reach, that could be theirs with 
but a little act of courage. 

The person who under-achieves is the 
one I speak of here. This person is the one 
who has so little self-esteem that he can 
not trust his own thoughts and judge 
ments, and who, in the final analysis, must 
rely on outside sources for his decisions. 
This is the person who is ruled by the mob, 
or who accepts all that he reads as truth, 
and finally becomes like the mob. This is 
the person who has some degree of suc- 
cess only when he is caught upon the crest 
of a wave that was generated by one of 
the few, exceptional self-directed individ- 

I have discovered that fear becomes a 
coward when faced with but a small act 
of courage and further, that the muscle 
of courage will grow stronger with con- 
tinued use. 

My advice to myself is ... Do those 
things which you fear and keep doing 
them until you are no longer afraid. Then 
you will become the master of your fate. 

Courage is that one ingredient that sep- 
arates the strong from the weak, the suc- 
cessful from the unsuccessful, and the great 
from the average. All the things you de- 
sire in life have one common handle that 
is made for the hand of the courageous. 

Someone once said, "I'd rather die on 
my feet than live on my knees!" 

I believe that the class of 1995 are 
among the most courageous individuals 
I have ever met. I speak for the entire class 
when I say that even though I was terri- 
fied of the change of coming to Pickering, 
I don't fear the change of leaving. I am 
no longer afraid of the changes that aw- 
ait me. I thank Pickering for the courage 
to live life on my feet. 

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